Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy President's Day

This is the perfect occasion to post this little gem:

Jonathan Coulton is an indie artist with some seriously cool songs. He's the evil genius behind Code Monkey, the folk version of Baby Got Back and the closing credits of Portal. Some of his stuff is sweet, some is strange, all of it is funny.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Organized Chaos

Everybody has a place to put all their junk. In some homes, it's a drawer. Sometimes it's a closet. Since we moved, we have had a whole room for this. Which also happened to be my craft room.

Everything had a place, and I could usually find anything I was looking for, but it looks like a disaster zone.

These graphic images are not the for the feint of heart, or for neat freaks.

My Messy Craft Room

These are most of our books. These piles are organized by size, which was actually a really good way to organize them.

My Messy Craft Room

This is my craft/study bookcase, and some boxes in the middle of the room.

My Messy Craft Room

Desk covered in junk, and more junk.

My Messy Craft Room

Even more junk.

My Messy Craft Room

And the closet. Notice how it's nearly empty. That desk was supposed to be my sewing desk. I never used it for that.

The room looked like this from the time we moved in until my sister moved in almost a year later. When she moved in, we had to combine my husband's office and mine.

Now, the room looks more like this

Clean(ish) Office

Now the junk is contained to a closet. The blue boxes are my stash, and the board next to it is my blocking board.

Clean(ish) Office

and I have a desk to study on

Clean(ish) Office

husband has a desk for his computer

Clean(ish) Office

and all of my craft supplies are in this awesome shelf that hubby got me. I had a smaller shelf before, but it kept falling apart. This one is supposed to hold 900 pounds. It should be able to hold all of my supplies.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Christmas Crafting

Yes, I know it's late. I've been busy recently, to say the least.

I have been pretty productive with crafting though.

Even though I swore I wouldn't I did do some Christmas crafting. Since I had not planned any gifts, they were all really last minute.

This year, Christmas was with the inlaws. Nerdy Husband's mom got a Snappy Hat from Picnic Knits. It was definitely fast, made in less than a week. Corrina is a very talented designer, and a fun person to be around.

Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of the hat, but I used this: Aracunia Azapa, a wool, silk, mohair blend.

Arucania Yarn for MIL's Hat

During Christmas, I finished three things:

Grandma's Doily

A doily for my grandmother

It is actually a bit big, but I'm sure she'll love it anyways. Haven't had a chance to get it to her yet.

Grocery Sack #4

This is a crocheted grocery sack for my mom. My family uses them. The yarn for this was actually given to me by my mom, so this bag has been recycled in more ways than one.

Sorry for the awful picture. Apparently the spinning wheel isn't a very good model.

Grocery Sack #3

Grocery Sack #3

An Everlasting Bagstopper for Katie (future sister-in-law). Her favorite color is yellow, hence the yellow stripe. She is so sweet, she seemed to really like it, and I think she will really use it (as a tote bag), so she is definitely on the "knit-worthy" list for the future.

That's all for now. Next week (or whenever)- stash toss and I clean my room...